For the fourth time in school history, Tarleton State has an All-American softball player.

Katie Welborn was the latest TexAnn to take such an honor. She was a second-team pick on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Team released Wednesday.

Welborn started all 51 games for Tarleton (31-20), hitting .386 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI's. She posted a .741 slugging percentage and had 11 doubles while leading the team in hits - 61 - and walks - 28.

The senior from North Richland Hills was also 14-7 with a 3.42 earned run average in the circle.

"What a tremendous honor for Katie," said Tarleton head coach Julie Mata, according to a release from the university's athletics media relations department. "This was obviously a tough team to make and it shows just how outstanding her performance was throughout the season."

Tarleton's past All-Americans were Jennifer Maupin, a third-team selection pick in 1998, Gracie Villa, a second-team honoree in 2001 and Monica Garza, the school's only first-team selection in 2004 and a recent inductee into the school's athletics hall of fame.

Welborn was previously named first-team all-conference and all-region by the Lone Star Conference and the NFCA and was a second-team all-region pick by Daktronics. She was also named academic all-conference.

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